Kothagudem/Khammam: The SCCL management has installed a statue of BR Ambedkar at Yellandu in Kothagudem district marking his 128th birth anniversary. The company Director (E&M) S Shanker along with the Yellandu Area General Manager K Lakshmi Narayana unveiled the statue at JK Colony on Sunday as part of Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations.
Speaking on the occasion Shanker stated that Ambedkar was considered a great scholar, humanist and made efforts to eliminate social inequality in the country. He expressed at installing the statue at Yellandu and said it would serve as an inspiration to the youth.
General Manager Narayana informed that during last year Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations the management had promised the locals that a statue of Ambedkar would be installed at Yellandu.
Different organisations and leaders paid tributes to Ambedkar across erstwhile Khammam district. TNGO’s Association leaders P Ramaiah, Eluri Srinivasa Rao, G Balakrishna, Valloji Srinivasa Rao and others paid floral tributes to Ambedkar statue in Khammam city.
Khammam MLA P Ajay Kumar also offered rich tributes to Ambedkar and garlanded his statue at ZP Centre in the city at a programme organised by Telangana People’s Organisations JAC. He Ambedkar fought for the rights of downtrodden sections.
In 43 division of Khammam Municipal Corporation Ambedkar Mahasena members have conducted free mass feeding programme marking Ambedkar jayanti. TRS leader Gundala Krishna, Pulipati Prasad and others took part in the programme.